• Airplane debris arrives in France for Malaysia crash investigation

    By Anca Ulea and Ebrahim Harris PARIS/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to a vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for investigators to study its origin. An Air France flight carrying the…

  • New Afghan Taliban leader appeals for unity in first public message

    By Saud Mehsud and Jibran Ahmad DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released on Saturday amid reports his predecessor's family members opposed his selection. The new head, Mullah Akhtar…

  • Kurdish militia in Syria accuses Turkey of 'provocative' attacks

    By Sylvia Westall BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kurdish militia fighting Islamic State in Syria accused Turkey on Saturday of targeting it at least four times in the past week, calling the attacks provocative and hostile. Turkey began a campaign of air strikes on Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) camps in…

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  • Cecil the lion bill: Should US Congress stop big game hunting?

    The bill, named for the internationally mourned lion – the Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large (CECIL) Animal Trophies Act – “would make it illegal for trophy hunters to bring back parts of any species proposed or listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species…

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  • MH370 debris? What we know so far

    Debris believed to be from a Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday, where a team of investigators must determine whether it belongs to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Boeing is sending a technical team to France to examine the debris, say company officials. Malaysia, which is responsible for…

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  • Bin Laden family members killed in private jet crash

    Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdel-Aziz, the Saudi ambassador to the UK, offered his condolences to the family in a statement tweeted by the embassy late Friday. Recommended: How much do you know about Saudi Arabia?

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  • National Cathedral weighs removing images of Confederate generals

    When the National Cathedral installed stained-glass windows honoring Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson in 1953, leaders called it an act of reconciliation and healing. Now, the call in 2015 to remove the windows, in response to the Charleston, S.C., shootings at a…

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  • Iraq's Barzani condemns Turkish bombing he says killed civilians

    By Humeyra Pamuk and Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The president of Iraq's Kurdistan region on Saturday condemned Turkey's bombardment of a village there which he said had killed civilians, and called for a return to the peace process. "We condemn this bombardment that led to the…

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  • Exiled Yemen PM makes symbolic Aden visit to lead restoration

    Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah made a symbolic visit to the devastated port of Aden from Saudi exile Saturday, two weeks after loyalist forces ousted Shiite rebels from the city. Bahah became the highest ranking official to return to the southern city since the government announced its…

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  • Iraqi Kurds ask Kurdistan Workers Party to 'withdraw'

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Kurdish regional government called on the Kurdistan Worker's Party to "withdraw" from Iraq's Kurdish territory Saturday to prevent civilian deaths amid a campaign of Turkish airstrikes targeting the group.

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  • 21 feared dead in mudslide in India's remote northeast

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — Twenty-one people were feared dead Saturday in a mudslide triggered by torrential monsoon rains in India's remote mountainous northeast region, police said.

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  • Greece arrests three suspected migrant boat raiders

    Greece's coastguard on Saturday said it had arrested three men suspected of preying on migrants seeking to cross over from neighbouring Turkey, following several complaints made to a rights group. One of them was spotted on Thursday aboard a boat carrying migrants to the island. As soon as the…

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  • Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When Cecil the lion's carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week.

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  • Exiled Yemen prime minister returns to war-torn city of Aden

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's exiled prime minister has returned to the country's war-torn city of Aden, months after a Saudi-led airstrike campaign began against Shiite Houthi rebels there, authorities said.

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  • Top Asian News at 5:00 p.m. GMT

    BALMA, France (AP) — A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts. A truck brought the roughly 8-foot (2.44-meter) component known as a flaperon to the DGA TA aeronautical…

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  • IS detains four journalism students in Iraq: watchdog

    The Islamic State group has detained four journalism students in Mosul on charges of leaking information from the jihadist bastion to Iraqi and media organisations, a media watchdog said Saturday. The four were taken from their homes in different parts of the northern city late Friday, the…

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  • Migrant bids to reach Britain fall as security tightened

    French police said Saturday around 300 migrants in Calais attempted to reach Britain via the Channel Tunnel overnight, a significant drop from previous nights after security in Calais was beefed up. On Thursday night, French authorities faced more than 1,000 attempts by migrants camped out in the…

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  • Protesters inhale laughing gas outside UK Parliament

    LONDON (AP) — Dozens of giggling demonstrators have inhaled laughing gas outside Britain's Parliament to protest government plans to ban it and other "legal highs."

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